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People often ask "what kind of lawyer are you".  I've been practicing for almost 20 years and have obtained a vast amount of experience in a multitude of different situations.  Although most of my work now focuses on the defense of drunk driving cases and family law disputes the real answer to that question is that "I'm the kind of lawyer that helps people facing difficult and unfamiliar problems."   I thoroughly understand the fears, professional ramifications and financial challenges legal problems cause for my clients.  My experience allows me to keep all of these issues in mind as I work to obtain the best possible result for you in your situation.  Every case is different and every client has different priorities.  I'm focused on delivering outstanding results.  


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Family: 40%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%



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Paul J. Tafelski

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney
2525 S. Telegraph Road Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

Pierce Farrell & Tafelski PLC

2525 S Telegraph Rd
Suite 100
Detroit, MI, 48226



MIActive And In Good Standing199505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney's in Michigan for 2014The American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPierce, Farrel, Tafelski & Wells PLC2013 - Present
PartnerPierce, Duke, Farrel & Tafelski2009 - 2013
PartnerPierce, Duke, Mengel & Tafelski PLC2001 - 2008
PartnerTafelski & McDonald P.C.1998 - 2001
AttorneyPetersmarck, Callahan, Barbour & Bauer1995 - 1998
Law ClerkCummings McClorey Davis & Acho1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationFamily Law Committee2009 - Present
Advocates Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationNavigating Dui Drug Cases2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Michigan State UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1987